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Robert Benincasa

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5 Mar 2019
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Disasters are becoming more common in America. In the early and mid-20th century, fewer than 20 percent of U.S. counties experienced a disaster each year. Today, it's about 50 percent. According to the 2018 National Climate Assessment, climate change is already driving more severe droughts,...

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5 Mar 2019
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The U.S. government spends billions of dollars each year helping households recover after disasters such as the tornadoes this past Sunday in Alabama. Who gets that federal aid is always a big question after natural disasters. An NPR investigation out today finds federal disaster aid...

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28 Jul 2008
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The Internet was supposed to send America's public libraries the way of eight-track tapes and pay phones. But it turns out, they're busier than ever.

At most libraries, traffic is up, in some cases, way up, fueled in part by the lure of free...

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